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yes, after all. and time to get all scramble would up. steve doocy is here to help us out. >> steve: nice to see you. nascar. from the nascar hall of fame. >> that's where you have been all week. have a great show. have a great weekend. "fox and friends" starts right now. thanks, steve, goodbye. >> gretchen: can you spell tgif? >> steve: tgif? >> gretchen: good. good morning it is september senth and i am gretchen carlson, we are still live in charlotte, north carolina . president obama asking the merp people for more time to finish what he started. >> i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder. >> gretchen: what did he
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promise? both sides say a whole of nothing. we report and you decide. >> steve: meanwhile, president obama's speech sure made the crowd roar but left the fact checkers scratching their head. separating the fact from the fiction. >> brian: and meet bill clinton's newest opponent. >> his family is momma. momma. >> brian: i actually never seen the show but many of you have. honey booboo won up the former president. woleexplain. the cowboys and giants were also battling him. "fox and friends" tarts right now.
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♪ "fox and friends". ♪ >> brian: look at nascar. greg is leading. and matt, taking the car oust their garage and put in the middle of the nascar hall of fame. >> steve: we have been here for a week and finally figured out how to get them out of the hall of fame. welcome live to the heart of the downtown charlotte. we have had a great week and we are running out of clothes and stuff to talk about. because last night was the big night when the guy who would like four more years went to the podium and made his case. we were in the arena last night and party faithful were there. >> brian: they were pumped.
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>> gretchen: it was not only president obama but vice president biden. and we'll show you snippets of that and president obama making his case to voters last night to the dnc and telling the country it will take more than a few years to get america back on track. good morning, wendle. >> the president's pitch for a second term was less hope and attempt to buy time. he said our problems can be solved and challenges can be met and the path is harder and it leads to a better place. aides said the measure of the success would be how middle class families could see how their lives would be better. analyst said mr. obama didn't have the spark. but framed it between the choice between the future and
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past. >> they want your vote but not the plan. that's because all they have to offer is the same prescriptions they have had for the last 30 years. have a surplus, try a tax cut. try another. debts are to high. feel a cold coming on. take two tax cuts and roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> vice president biden said mr. obama is tested and proved sound. using the tag line gm is alive and bin laden is dead. mr. clinton's speech got better reviews than the president. the final night was moved indoors. there was a rumble of thunteder and few drops of rain and dry by the time things got underway .
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the move to the arena was that it was packed. president obama is off to new hampshire and iowa and florida and virginia and ohioment we'll see him a lot over the next fews. >> gretchen: thank you so much. and it was interested to read the reviews as they came in last night. you would think that democratic columnist would be in favor of the speech that president obama gave. a lot of people say it didn't have details or substance and some people are surprised at that. democrats got a second crack can get to respond to the republicans mitt romney faced a similar criticism about details. you would think that the president put a lot of them in there and it was president obama who told mitt romney to
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put the deand talked about tax cuts. i thought it was loud and enthusiastic jennifer graham and gabby give -- giffords was incredible. and joe biden at blue collar. >> gretchen: on prompter. >> brian: for the most part screaming loud as he could and all fired up. and fars president obama goes, he is hostage to his own standards. >> steve: we didn't hear the store tore in rhetoric we heard four years ago and last night was not one of his great spheeches. i thought bill clinton and mishil obama and joe biden gave a better speech and charles krauthammer said when it comes to wresident said last night, there was not much to it. here's charles. >> i was stunned. this is a man who gave one of
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the great speeches of our time in 2004, and he gave one of the emptiest speeches i have ever heard on a national stage. there was nothing in temperature at least mitt romney had a five-point plan and he doesn't say how we get from a-b. it was a vision. i have a vision of america with no disease and private airplane . but unless i said how we get there, i have said nothing. >> steve: there were not many details. the part of the president's plan he intends to raise taxes on people who are successful. >> gretchen: many people are analyzing why there is not a lot of details. maybe it has to be to play it safe . ine though it is a tight race if they roll forward for the next 61 days and the job's report is not catastrophic that playing the safe will win
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the game. brian, sometimes you play it safe you don't win. >> brian: the other thing that came out we feed more time. and bill clinton gave hints to the strategy and he will campaign for president obama. and we'll go ov the facts and see if they can stand the fact check. >> steve: or truthiness. >> brian: he said, i remember steven cobear. i will take that worm -- war money to pay investments. and so he will use the peace difdeppeds. there is a problem with that. >> steve: we'll play the president and then the problem. >> i will use the money no spending on war to pay down our debt and put people back to work and rebuilding bridges
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and schools and run ways. >> steve: that is a budgetary sleight of hand f. he wants to pay down the debt he has to borrow less money. >> brian: no one projected we would fight in iraq and afghanistan for 10 more years. it is disingenious. we are in deficit and the war was planned to end and especially that's what promised. >> gretchen: that is a popular line to say political plea speaking when you want to be reelectedment. the base doesn't agree with the wars number one and an unpopular proposition . exactly. it is it playing to the base and also to the sentiment in america . we are here to tell you whether or not it is true. we'll talk about the jobs and manufacturing. this is what the president said. >> we can help big factories
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and small business double the exports and we can create a million new manufacturing jobs. >> steve: good luck with that. the fact checkers and it is not just us. they say that is false. manufacturing jobs in the nation lost over half a million. if he is going to hit his target of a million jobs by 2016 there would be a mange turn arown. >> brian: he never said how. >> steve: they took the rnc for lack of de. it sounded like a speech you heard a thousand times. here is a brand new show on tlc. honey booboo, it turns out it was on the air wednesday night and you know what, they kind of embarrassed bill clinton. she is drinking the mountain dew. >> gretchen: it is embarrassing for all of
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america that honey booboo can get 2.4 million viewers and watching her than what is going on politically. >> brian: it is it a funny show. >> gretchen: let us know what people are looking at. it may be a huge decision in our future or watching honey booboo. this is when people are supposed to watch what is going on in the world. >> steve: maybe they are in convention overload. honey booboo tide bill clinton's speech. >> gretchen: your head lines for friday and this is the first one. two pieces of economic data and the key to the president's reelection. and we are about to get our hands on them. labor department releases the unemployment rate. it is over 8 percent over the
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last 42 months and limited partnership how many jobs were created last month. and a good chance that the president has seen the numbers according to goolsbey. they come out thursday afternoon and so the president likely saw them before the speech last night. dnc may haved the platform on jerusalem but not the state department. long standing administration policy both in this administration and prevuous is that the status of jerusalem should be established between israelies palestinians. mitt romney said any suggestion that jerusalem is not the capitol is shameful . >> the hurricane isaac could be coming back to the gulf coast. part of the coast went back to the gulf . it has a potential to be a brand new storm and get a
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brand new name . pay attention to thamp >> the video music awards got off to an exciting new start last night. ♪ ♪ we found love in a whole new way. note ♪ we found love. ♪ we love in a whole new way. ryana kicking it off with we found love which won the top honor and british boy direction went home with the most trophies. ♪ >> gretchen: the band won best radio and artist. if >> steve: he create thad band? >> gretchen: and the american gymastic team introduced gabby doug las. she was here, too.
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>> brian: you have a great segment coming up. >> we are going to california and new york and washington and michigan and then we are going to go to washington dc to take back the white house. yeah. >> brian: someone gave howard a run for his money and we'll show you the tape live. >> steve: our political panel is ready to tackle this one. saying mitt romney wants to take the country back to the cold war? really? ♪ no body going to slow me down. [ mother ] you can't leave the table
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>> gretchen: president obama went after governor mitt romney on foreign policy. listen to >> my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. you don't call russia our number one enemy. not al-qaida, russia. you may not be ready for diplomacy without visiting the olympics without insulting our closest ally. >> and here is the fox news contributors. of the young democrats of america. fiver time on the show. >> absolutely. >> let me start wugive you that honor.
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the president taking on mitt romney on foreign policy. some people may be scratching their head because the president himself didn't have a lot. you think it was disingenous for takog mitt romney. approximate >> i don't think it is. thank you for having me on the show. my mother in law now believes in my career . the president spoke as president of the united states that comes with a platform and a responsibility. he put it on the line. eight years ago when he addressed the convention he was a cand date and now a president of the united states and that comes with responsibility and experience of foreign policy and sensitive diplomacy measures and i believe he was correct to make that difference between him and mitt romney . >> we have a politician that
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will do anything by any means necessary to gain votes. anything that mitt romney didn't talk about, president obama was going to. >> gretchen: so mitt romney faced criticism because he didn't talk about the military in his speech. >> first nominee to not talk about the armed conflicts or thank the truth. >> gretchen: but was this the right thing for the president to do. do people remember when he had no foreign policy. >> four years ago when he was on the road, he made a foreign trip and the crowds were amazing and it was a successful foreign trip. mitt romney goes and he does have a bunch of gaffes in the olympics and had made mistakes in what he said. look, the president, by the way it was the same case
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mccane made. >> but why he chose joe biden was because of the foreign relations experience. >> and now a president after four years of experience. out of iraq. >> osama bin laden is dead. >> i know you hate to hear it >> i don't like seeing my president put it out there like he did and my vice president. >> he put it out because it is facts you know entitled to your opinion. >> but osama bin laden is not going to save the economy. >> killing osama bin laden was a solemn promise that the commander in chief gave to the people. >> but to say osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive does not put food on my table . >> it puts food on the table of folks governor mitt romney. >> gretchen: i am against a
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>> steve: some quick friday morning head. u.s. military judge rheuming that the suspect in ford hood must be clean shaven. his beard because of his muslim faith, but the judge said there is no evidence that that is true . and a stunning report reporting that our country's health care system weighs 750
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billion each year. blaming it on unnecessary seciouses and fraud, and inefficient care. all right. street sweeper goes by, gretchen, over to you. >> gretchen: they are on time every morning. six time tim 25 . streets are cleaning up. dnc called paul ryan extremist. >> the current right wing republican not only haven't made - on learned from the mistakes. we'll not let it happen. >> one side of the campaign, we have a president lead like america again and what is on the other side? an extreme and expediet cand date who lacks the vision for
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the oval and most inexperienced foreign policy twosome to run for president and vice president for decades. >> gretchen: democrats booing the reinstatement of god the question is who are the real extremist. i know you are about to jump out of jour dress. i will let you get the first crack. >> you will know them by their fruits. by them saying republican is extremist and our dollar bill in god we trust and they take god out of their platform and jerusalem as the capitol of islal. the promise land. bottom line if you are believers, you know who to vote for. >> every morning the democratic national convention started with a prayer group. monday and wednesday of this convention faith caucus met i am an ordained minister and a
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child of god and still a democrat. and what you have found in this discourse, you have a republican party who think they own god. >> not true. >> and what the president did was remarkable leadership is when he was made aware of as the leader of this party and nation we affirm god. >> i think one of the reasons that the democrats get hit on the faith thing, a lot of the people believe they are pandering to the political correctness instead of the age-old versus of what the could you wantry was built on. >> judge not lest you be judged. >> joe, why did it go out? >> this was a self inflicted wound and it just was. there is no other way around it how it happened inside of the platform i have no idea. >> gretchen: what is important
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to find out how. it is easy to say technical or deliberate. >> party leaders together. >> that's not how that. look the platform committees are obsolete. >> no, this is the plattorm. >> you go for it in our party no one pays attention to it >> it was a vote on the floor. the mayor had to do it three times. >> there was a handful of people in the room. >> that is a misnomer angela. >> no, i know what i heard. >> they affirm their faith in god every day and have people attack the faith of people in the democratic party is offensive. >> gretchen: when the mayor went out. it was in the teleprompter that it was already passed. >> of course it was. >> gretchen: don't american speak for them . >> yeah, he did it three
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times. and this is one of those things why where the platform can be basically, in our party, it is the president of the united states, the nominee of the party, it is his policies that are implemented not the platform committee. >> but to have staphny cut are to say fox news had a mistake and strict land say it was a mistake. >> it is really simple. what you do at these things it is all show. that's all the conventions are. given that, these thengs get settled way before they get to the actul public. and there some screw up somewhere and this happened. and then what should have happened antoinio should have put the gavele down.
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>> gretchen: our segment is unfortunately over. thank you for geth up bright and early. have a safe trip. move over howard dean. >> we'll go to california, texas and new york and south dakota and oregon and washington and michigan and then we are going to washington dc to take back the white house. yeah. joe trippi will come out of his suitsomeone else giving the former democrat a run for his money and the true meaning of a purple heart. and happy birthday to glovia gayener who is 63. ♪ ♪ you are not welcome anymore. ♪ weren't you the one who tried to hurt me. ♪ ♪
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>> when he goes on the polls on election day remember to vote for me. i mean barak obama. god bless you, and god bless america and i am sexy and i know it >> very funny, jimmy fallon with the lip bite. >> mockinglet speech by the president and former president of the united states. he was filled with substance. is that a little wonky. >> different than what we saw last night in the convention center and in the aren a. jennifer granholm. you had a sense she would be theatrical . >> gretchen: former governor of michigan. i had the same thought of the howard dean moment and that's what we are now watching. was this similar to when howard dean went off of the
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rails. >> we are going to california texas and new york and south dakota and oregon and watch watch and michigan and then we are going to washington dc to take back the white house. >> america, we need to rev up our engines in your car and on our ball on thes, the d for drive forward. r, is for reverse. in this election we are driving forward and not back. let's reelect president obama. [applause] >> steve: there you got another former governor going on a political rant of sorts and we were in the hall and she also had one other line that got people to their feet. she said in mitt romney world,
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cars get elevators and the people get shaft. >> brian: the detail, he didn't want to see the gm and chrysler detroyed, but he wanted to have them go through a bankruptcy. he wanted to do it where the unions don't get control. >> gretchen: but favors wouldn't have been handed out. >> brian: like howar dean, and joe trippi didn't know it would be a disaster for howard dean. it was not until they saw on television and saw it at home. people in the arena. i wonder if they loved it twitter and e-mail us and tell us what you think. >> gretchen: that was my reaction when i saw that? >> brian: it was over the top. >> gretchen: maybe it was because the arena was loud. i want to give her the benefit
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of the doubt, we have not spoken to her about her sentiments. but on the television screen it was a different feeling rather than in the hall. >> steve: she certainly had the crowd going. and celebrities in attendance. eva longoria gave a peach and went after mitt romney mercilessly. >> brian: and a quick thing about her. the person that works at burger king, need a tax break and not the ones that shops at bloomingdale. you understand you are not paying taxs and you are underneath and part of the 50 percent that doesn't pay. how do you girlfriend them a tax break that way. >> steve: a lot of celebrities in attendance. van jones made it sound like celebrities were leading the country when he said this on television. let's liz listen.
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>> you had michelle obama and like lady gaga ask bill clinton like elvis and tonight justin bieber ask michael jackson and prince roll would up together. >> steve: they cancelled the big stadium but it was beautiful outside and not a cloud in the sky. not a rain cloud in the sky. >> gretchen: we'll do head lines for you. a true american hero killed trying to save a life. david nelson was visiting friend no, sir destroit when a car pulled up and start tod shoot a girl. nelson was killed . he earned a purple heart after being hit by enemy fire in iraq. >> steve: just like old times. except for hospital food.
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koch has been catching up with sphen year old peter balone. he is getting a stint put in koch set to go home later today. >> gretchen: there is a new food fight playing out in minnesota. stunes are outraged over the federal meal guide lines. and so on the chopping blook. cookies and old milk and rationing ketchup to one packet per stune. >> i plan on bringing a bag lunch. we are just play by ear. >> gretchen: the school blaming washington for the change. hard to get ketchup out of one packet. >> steve: it is still a vegetable. >> a man passes out behind the wheel with his three year old daughter behind the wheel.
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the deputy children risk would his life pulls the emergency brake. there he goes in and he stops the car. >> i stopped and there was a girl in the back seat andie lot of traffic. i didn't want the situation to get worse. >> steve: job well done. at one point the car went. the dad passed out in the ambulance again. no word on way. i thought you would be inside of the car. >> brian: first of all. wide shot and you can see nascar hall of fame. and today two actul cars that are on the track. this is his car and brought down here. and mack is having a great year take a look at this
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thing. they ought to be built according to spec.ings rousch racing will be losing him this year. he has a chance for the sprint cup sports title. i am a bit of a grease monkey and i like to rotate sparks plugs and play jokes on people here is greg biffle's car most marxing thing about it is it like a tank. it is no combinations for the driver. whose ideas was it to not open up the if i watch where the steering wheel goes. and i can hope in. and greg bivele i used his fire suit for that show down and now using his car and
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hopefully get in and then get out. >> steve: next time. he be doing it in. >> on oh, my good. >> steve: you may be part of the merm fent exit. >> gretchen: there is it a weight limit. >> steve: there you go. right now. two hours and 18 minutes to get out. >> brian: send over chuck noris. i can't get out. you guys have questions of running this may be. >> gretchen: we are nervous you will turn it on. >> steve: coming up. in your rick for cancerine worse. >> gretchen: wait until you see defenses in how media
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year old killer to get executed. and mammograms may increase the rick of breast cancer in women under 30 at least. women exposed to radiation in the 20s had a 43 percent rick of increase of the disease. they had genes that had a higher risk. sounds like a combination of thingings >> steve: mean stream media claim to be unbiased. did they give republicans and democrats equal treatment. we'll talk to the editor of bright point. you are from a conservative news outlet you were shut out of the venus. >> yes, not ven accident wub we were doing live brews. and usually in the radio rows, you get a lot of guests and
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cand dates who talk to the media . we had one democratic congressman from ohio. no one would talk to us. sent our bookers and book a guest and then they would cancel and honestly just say we don't want to talk to that audience. >> steve: peeking of audience if you are watching one cable outfit, you had no idea of the democrats, the platform and taking god and jerusalem out of the platform and that was a huge embarrass am. in the fox news talk about it 33 times. they changed the platform. cnn did it 16. msnumbersdid it zero times before seno'clock p.m. and then they mentioned it after the vote once.
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and compare that to trumped up controversy where there was a floor fight and they call today a ron paul voters over an obscure rule change. not the platform. is it was shocking and this is it a big story. you saw it happen. and everybody saw it happen and everyone shouting no to god. >> it is interesting with abc coverage of the rn c. the big storm or condi rice. >> condoleezza rice. that speech is what everyone was talking about and go to abc news and people were watching the coverage. they missed the first part of the speech because getting a report on a tropical storm isaac and then they cut to the speech and showed 90 seconds of that speech and cut back to
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diane sawyer and george stev stev. they took the opportunity to barb george bush and condi rice was here and they talk about bush. >> steve: stev stev was part of the clinton administration. that should not surprise people. it is time to go home. >> same with you. >> steve: thank you very much. and coming up next, live from charlotte. kenny loggins, wedding singer? ♪ sing sing >> steve: why he is hopping up on stage with the band. and look back at our week here in charlotte, north carolina. ♪ just one bite opens a world of delight... ♪
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>> gretchen: we'll not see another convention until 2016. >> brian: this week has been busy and it was not all about politic accident. take a look at "fox and friends" favorite moments. >> hello, everyone. we are live in charlotte, north carolina. >> steve: secure passage in the nascar grounds . remember we heard years ago that this device would change everything . >> brian: right. >> steve: ladies and gentlemen brian kilmeade on a segway. >> brian: you want me to tour around let me see if i can do it. put my fot in the middle.
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here we g. ♪ ♪ >> brian: that's a quick tour of nascar via the segway. it is supposed to stop. i need a handler. ♪ note ♪ >> gretchen: i think we will break out in song. hey. it is great that karl rove did that back ham string with the cheer leaders whompt knew he was so nimble. >> steve: it is a bird, it is it a plane, it is brian kilmeade. >> i am looking at fox news . ♪
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>> gretchen: kilmeade. koinmen. you are going to race me? >> brian: i am official. shake and bake . ♪ >> look at this bad girl turn. (car noise) >> steve: and who is the winner. >> ding, ding, ding. >> brian: she beat me. ♪ >> if it was up to the twov us we could get it done. >> gretchen: what is going on in congress in >> you can see the movie, dumb, dumber and dumbest. the person responsible for that idea should be up there on the platform with water
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balons to throw at them. >> steve: tony gordon will sit there. >> brian: and on the dvd player . he will send me an evil e-mail >> steve: sounds like you did a commercial for folks news channel. >> brian: what brings you down here. >> man, i love the politicings. >> steve: it is it the exact replica. and top secret documents and i am talkog the orange phone. >> gretchen: as many nos as yeses. >> steve: there is no way around it? we'll get quick head lines. >> gretchen: they let me on the segway. >> brian: back on your heels. >> look, you are on tv. >> gretchen: we were able to work a lot in, in a week and seems like we have been here a
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♪ ♪ >> steve: from charlotte, north carolina, in an suv. >> brian: our suv. there are a lot of people out there names written on erasable board. we have ours, our pictures are on the car. >> steve: unlock the do. hello. >> gretchen: we've got to get out. >> steve: we got to get outside. >> brian: you know why we're in the car? president obama finished his speech 20 minutes ago!
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>> steve: "fox & friends" mobile we've been driving all over charlotte, north carolina and the week before that, we drove it all over tampa as well. today we're live outside the nascar hall of fame once again today to celebrate the big night last night for the democrats. >> brian: last night the president spoke, but probably won't the speaker that did the best. i think that the major moment, gabby giffords doing the pledge. >> steve: that was powerful. >> brian: i thought vice president biden was the typical firey self. the facts may have paid the price, b have to see. >> gretchen: we're going to analyze it right now. >> steve: i read one lefty blogger who said that the president's speech -- remember this -- the president has set the bar very high. he did four years ago. i read one lefty blogger who said the president's speech last night was dull and pedestrial. >> gretchen: maybe because there were other firey speakers. i'm thinking of president clinton the night before. there was a lot for president obama to live up to.
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bill clinton when he gets up to speak in general, he commands the stage. and number two, he was also very much into detail. one of the criticisms this morning of the president's speech, even though he's harmedded as a wonderful orator is he didn't have the same aura he had four years ago and was there a lot of substance last night? do you feel like you learned where this country would be going into the with details from the president? >> brian: here is the difference, i think the president talked about goals again, but not about how. so he's not a new up and coming senator with all this charisma. now we saw few years about the report card. 100,000 math and science teachers he wanted to hire, cutting oil imports by 2020. how? what's going to be different from that four years by the next now years. >> steve: so much of the speech sound like stuff we have heard a number of times before.
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brit hume had these observations about the president on his big night. >> it probably didn't have in it more than the usual quotient of dishonesty for a political speech of this kind. but it had its shares. he said over and over, we've been told bigger tax cuts insures pick -- that since government can't do everything, it should do almost nothing. i never heard anybody say that in either party about anything. he went on it say we honor the risk takers, we've always been the driving force. the greatest engine of growth and prosperity the world has ever known. there are a lot of businessmen and women who does any of that at all. he says we'll keep the promise of social security by taking responsible steps to strengthen it. not by turning it over to wall street whom is proposing that? >> gretchen: brit hume's analysis that maybe were some of the flaws last night. what always happens is the fact checkers immediately go to the
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books to see if anything that was said is true or false. now we'll do some of that for you this morning. >> brian: for example, the president talked about, he said this, when it came to the war is coming to a close and the money we would no longer need. listen. >> i will use the money we're no longer spending on war to pay down or debt and put more people back to work, rebuilding roads and bridges and schools and runways. >> gretchen: the only problem is that is true with regard to the money that's being spent on wars. is that a true assessment of where it would go from over here in this pot to over here in this pot and the analysis is no, not exactly. >> brian: you know why? nobody thought we were going to be at war for the next ten years and number two, president obama said when he was senator obama more than now is that the war was put into deficit. >> steve: we borrowed the money to pay for the wars. so if you really want to pay
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down the deficit, what he would have to do is stop spending so much. also the president went into specifics. he had some numbers he would like to create a million jobs. you heard him say that last night. >> we can help small businesses double their exports. if we choose this path, we can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years. (buzz). >> steve: the problem with that is over the last 29 months, manufacturing in this country has lost half a million jobs and if he's going to hit his goal of creating a million jobs by 2016, which is his goal, it would take a major turn around that nobody current israeli forecasting. >> brian: another thing that came up that i thought was strange is that you're wrong to bet against america. >> steve: where does that come from? >> brian: republicans were betting against america, i don't think that was ever the theme. i think that's pretty consistent. the other thing that came out is we're not done yet. we're going to get the you hire us, we'll get it done.
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when he sat down with another morning show and said if i can't get this economy fixed, this is going to be a one-term proposition. >> gretchen: s that year he said that. >> brian: i'm wondering where that came from. bill clinton, i think, showed him the way by saying the economy was too bad and too down in the dumps to turn around in four years. you'll need four more. now that was the theme last night. >> gretchen: one other thing that we wanted to bring your attention to was cutting the deficit by $4 trillion. here is the president. >> independent experts say my plan would cut our deficit by $4 trillion. (buzz). >> steve: okay. he's kind of moved the goal post. that's false. one of the things is he already includes a trillion dollars that has already been signed into law, plus he assumes that the congress will go ahead and raise capital gains and that the bush tax cuts will expire and they'll have all that money coming in. so there is a lot in the gray area. so the fact checkers this morning, unlike four years ago,
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fact checkers are saying, mr. president, and a lot of other stuff, simply wrong. >> gretchen: okay. so he did have some funny lines as well and his likeability remains high, although that has taken a little hit in the last couple of weeks. he's been down a little bit with women. but let us know, a lot of the pundits are saying this will not change the polls at all. let us know what you think about that. does it change your opinion of where we are now 60 days away from the election? >> steve: one thing that apparently the mitt romney campaign is going to do today, so-called carpet bombing, they're going to unleash 15 new ads in swing states. they're spending tens of millions of dollars because we heard the president last night and today starting in many states, probably right here on the fox news channel and other stations as well, you'll hear mitt romney's rebuttal. >> brian: he'll be live on our station at 11:45 eastern time. i just saw an e-mail. >> gretchen: let's get to some headlines. fox news alert, there are two piece of economic data that hold the key to the president's election. we're about to get our hands on
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them. 8:30 a.m. eastern time, the labor department will release the unemployment rate. now it sans at 8.3%. it's been over 8% for the last 42 months. we'll learn how many jobs were created last month. there is a good chance the president may have already seen the numbers. according to the man who used to head the economic advisor, they usually come out thursday afternoon, so the president likely saw them before his speech last night. valley a live preview of the jobs report next half hour. dnc may have changed its platform on israel, but not the state department. they're refusing to say jerusalem is the capital. state department press secretary says, quote, long-standing administration policy both in this administration and previous administrations across both parties is that the status of jerusalem is an issue that should be resolved in final status negotiations between israelis and palestinians. mitt romney says any suggestion that jerusalem is n. the capital, he believes, is shameful. the storm known as hurricane isaac could be making a comeback
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now to the gulf coast. in a rare event, part of the storm has boomeranged into the gulf, you can see it in this. forecasters say it has the focus to become a brand-new tropical storm and therefore, get a brand-new name. the next on this year's atlantic storm list happens to be nadine. instead of cutting the cake, a wedding cuts foot loose with kenny loggins? ♪ everybody cut, everybody cut ♪ everybody cut ♪ . >> gretchen: this happened in michigan with he was a friends of the bride's dad. there he was as a guest. but the performance was not planned. all right. those are your headlines for a friday. >> steve: a night to remember. it's about ten minutes after the top of the hour on this friday as we wrap up the dnc in charlotte. president obama pleading with the american people for more time to finish the job he started four years ago. will he get it done? will he get four years?
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jennifer saki is the traveling press secretary fort observe eastbound campaign and is joining us live. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: all right. >> gretchen: also bill clinton had an opponent he might not have envisioned. honey boo boo one upped the president. we're reading your e-mails about honey boo boo when we come back. >> steve: are you exhausted welcome aboard!
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>> they want your vote, but they don't want you to know their plan. that's because all they have to offer is the same prescription they've had for the last 30 years. have a surplus, try a tax cut. deficit too high. try another. feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. >> gretchen: president obama getting a lot of laughs as he took aim at governor mitt romney's economic plan last night. so he had a sense of humor, but critics are saying his speech lacked specific ideas of his own. joining me is traveling press secretary for the obama campaign, jennifer saki. good to see you. >> good to be here. >> gretchen: how do you respond to the critics?
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even on the left, they were calling the speech pedestrian and a lack of substance. >> look, i think the president's main goal going into last night was to lay occupant the choice for the american people. what's at stake in this election, when going into the voting booth. he put forth very specific goals, a pathway to get there. whether it was on energy and reducing oil imports or our way to reduce the cost of college, more manufacturing jobs. that's what we think people will be talking about over the next couple of weeks. what's the difference, what's the president's pathway to continuing this country on a path to recovery. >> gretchen: it's interesting because he focused a lot about the government and the government's here to help new these particular ways. one thing i didn't mention was obamacare, which was his greatest government achievement. why not? >> look, the best way to illustrate that is the stories of people who have benefited. one of the stories he told was a child who was able to get healthcare coverage because of what he did and the choices he
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made in pushing the affordable care act through. i spent a lot of time with him and he talks about it every day on the campaign trail. it's one of his proudest, if not his proudest achievement. >> gretchen: did he feel a sense of pressure, even though he is the president of the united states, arguably the most powerful man in the world, did he feel pressure to live up to bill clinton? because the pundits seem to walk away from bill clinton's speech saying, wow. >> thatthat was a hard act to fw and it seemed bill clinton had more specifics in his speech. was it hard to follow? >> it's a high class problem to be talk being who was better, the first lady or president clinton or president obama. last night in the last three days for our team and for the campaign has been about laying out the case for the american people and the common thread through this was why should people send barak obama, why should people send the president back to office for four more years? the first lady made a personal case, president clinton got into the details and weeds of many,
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many policy issues and the president laid out path forward. it was a really three-day lead-up. >> gretchen: how do you respond to now today to what the president said just last year that look, if i can't fix this economy in my first term, then i should be fired? he didn't say that last night. >> look, i think the american people are going to make the choice about who they're going to send to the white house. >> gretchen: that's what he said. >> but you know, egot more work to do. we know he's had a lot of accomplishments he's very proud of. the affordable care act, saving the economy from the brink, bringing the auto industry back. but there is more to do. he talked about that last night. that's why he wants to go back. >> gretchen: you told me earlier you do not expect to see any bounce. >> no. >> gretchen: don't most presidents expect to see some sort of a bounce from a convention? >> mitt romney didn't get a bounce. we've long said we didn't expect to get one. we know this election is close. there's a small group of undecided voters. last night and this week has been not only about energizing our base, but getting people
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excited to be out there, convincing some of the people that the president offers the right choice for the next four years. >> gretchen: i know you got three states on your agenda today and 60 takes is the count down. >> and a lot of coffee. >> gretchen: i know the feeling. good to see you. >> great to see you. >> gretchen: coming up, in the battle to win the growing latino vote, there are two rising stars from two different parties. san antonio mayor julian castro. the other, republican senate nominee ted cruz of texas. look, he's gotting out of the "fox & friends" van. there he is. he's coming up next. then while environmentalists might describe hummers as gas guzzler, how did one just save a life? we'll tell you that story, too. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit.
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>> steve: now it's time for news by the numbers. first, 1300. that's how many pitas have been used to serve up here at the pita pit sandwiches during this week's dnc in charlotte. they served up 1300. next, 350. that's how many pounds of meat were served in those delicious sandwiches. and finally, $10,000 worth of materials and food. that's how much was given away today at the dnc. brian, over to you. >> brian: thanks. in the battle to win support for the growing latino population, there are two rising stars that stand out possibly above the rest being that marco rubio is established by this point and both in different parties. julian castro, praised by some as the next barak obama. spoke this week at the dnc and
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sat next to mrs. obama and republican ted cruz. first let's listen. >> we also recognize that there are some things we can't do alone. we have to come together and invest in opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow. >> we are all the sons and daughters of those who risk everything for freedom and each of us has a duty to pass that same liberty on to the next generation. many in washington seem content to saddle our children with a crushing debt and a limited future. >> brian: one thing i'm always going to remember is the rise of hispanic stars and one of which is sitting to my immediate left, the youngest solicitor general and wants to be the next senator from texas. thanks so much, ted cruz. >> thank you for having me.
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>> brian: first off, julian castro, mayor of san antonio, they're saying look fourth him. what do you know about him? >> by all appearances, he is a talented young leader. he gave a very strong speech and i'm glad he had the opportunity to do so. >> brian: right. and in terms of he's the first keynote speaker. but in terms of you, for example, people are saying look out for ted cruz. you were watching him, do you see a future opponent there? >> well, the democratic party has a problem, which is if you look at the whole convention here, you did not see a single hispanic elected official elected statewide speaking at this convention. a week ago in tampa, you had two sitting governors, both of whom are hispanic, susanna martinez and sandoval. you had senator marco rubio. then me from our campaign in texas. there is a stark difference. and i think part of the reason is, in the democrat -- the democratic party likes to put everyone in these categories and they pigeon hole you that you're the, quote, hispanic politician
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and that is unfortunately in their party. all you are once you're in a pigeon hole. i think republicans look at people as individuals and we have candidates that can appeal statewide because they don't run just in whatever ethnic category they happen to be in. >> gretchen: i want to bring this quote out. especially in texas, watching castro cruz is like watching a high school all-star game. and he says, we're going to be watching these players competing at higher levels through many, many years. that's from dan, director of politics at usc. we see the talent on both sides. one thing i heard throughout the three days is the dream act. the president is using that 18 months where kids brought here at a young age by their parents born in another country, it might be illegal, you got to pass. what is that like inside the hispanic community? >> let me -- let me say quickly, i think anyone who has seen my lousy jump shot would never think of they a high school game. >> gretchen: it's recorded. >> you know, like the dream act
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generally is an issue a lot of democrats hope to use as a wedge issue in the hispanic community. and the strategy we saw here in charlotte is a strategy to scare the hispanic community. i don't think it's working. and i think the values in the hispanic community that resonate are conservative values. >> gretchen: this -- >> brian: hispanic poll of voters, it looks very much in the president's corner. 61% say the president is my guy. governor romney has 29%. he probably needs another five or six points to secure the election. how does he do it? how can you help? >> there is no doubt that it is critical for republicans that we convey our message in the hispanic community and do a better job. george w. bush in 2004 got 44% of the hispanic vote. john mccain barely got 31%. we lost a third of that community in four years. republicans can't keep doing that. i think the way to do it is to
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convey conservative values, but do it in a way that brings people together. one of the biggest differences between tampa and charlotte is tampa, the messages were all about uniting people, bringing people together behind principles of freedom, opportunity, entrepreneurship. the incredible opportunity that is present in the path to the american dream you have when government gets out of the way and free men examine free women are -- and free women are able to work to their potential. here in charlotte, it was a very different mental. it was a message of division and trying to scare people and turn them against each other. i think that's unfortunate. i think it's a cynical strategy. i think it's sad how far we've come from just four years ago, the positive optimistic campaign barak obama ran. >> brian: going to be a great 60 days. it's going to be fascinating. looks like you're going to -- you're the only one who walked around hands free. congratulations on the meteoric career. >> thanks a lot. it's a pleasure being here.
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>> brian: coming up on this show, dnc chairman debbie wasserman schultz. then, the president seems to be backtracking on his, quote, you didn't build that comments, trying to take himself as a friends of small business. are business owners really buying it? the vice president of pita pit is here not only to make us breakfast, but to talk about the struggle to make a profit [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've been buying ragu for years. [ thinking ] i wonderhat other questionable choices i've made? [ club scene music ] [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego.
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>> i want you all to listen closely for the next 55 minutes.
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i want to be clear, no president, not me, nor any president before me, no one could have repaired all that damage that barak obama inherited just four years. -- >> steve: jimmy fallon. >> gretchen: playing bill clinton from the other night. >> steve: the other night, it was revealed that apparently on monday, the dnc voted to take out of their official platform the name, god, and also jerusalem. then reportedly the president had already seen the language, signed off on it. then asked that it be put in. >> brian: 'cause of it a disaster first day and overwhelmed all the other themes. >> steve: absolutely. they were completely knocked off message. so they had to go back and vote on it again and have a super majority. two-thirds had to pass it. >> gretchen: you saw that play out. the mayor out in california of los angeles, he was the one in charge because he's the chair of
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the convention. now, he claims that he went out on stage without very much notice and he didn't really know how this procedure was supposed to work to get the two-thirds vote. here is his response to what happened. >> a lot of people didn't agree. >> it was the right decision. i gave people three opportunities. >> let me do that again. >> i knew we had a majority both times. by the third one, i said, time to make a decision and i opined and feel very comfortable about it that there was a two-thirds vote. you should know something, people -- every delegate has the right to protest. they have continue minutes to protest. not one person protested. >> brian: but you need -- >> steve: one person protested? >> brian: you need two-thirds majority and if you listened to it, clearly by the third time, the more nos, they don't want god in the platform, the people in the stadium. they didn't want jerusalem as capital. >> steve: it was extraordinary
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that the mayor there at the end said, there was one guy protesting. really? let's take a look at this videotape. >> one more time. all those delegates in favor say aye. >> aye. >> all those delegates opposed say no. >> no. >> in the opinion of the chair two-thirds have voted in the affirmative, the motion is adopted and the platform has been amended as shown on the screen. thank you very much. thank you. >> everybody knew it didn't work. the vote wasn't there. they tried itly times and it wasn't there. i think it was embarrassing to the president and i think it was embarrassing to the party. it shouldn't have happened the way it happened. >> it was obvious the nays have if and i think a count should have been taken. >> gretchen: what does that mean actually? if the nays did have it? what does that mean about where the democratic party is right
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now? that means they don't want god anywhere in the platform and means they don't believe jerusalem is the capital of israel. it presents a huge problem. if you look at the teleprompter on the stage for the mayor, it had already said that it was going to pass. it already said oh, by two-thirds majority it's going to pass. so it seemed it was a foregone conclusion before he even walked out on stage. >> brian: who made the rules? vince mcman? the whole thing was fixed to begin with. the whole thing was an embarrassment and i go back to david axelrod who said, we're all unified, there won't be a side show. that, my friends, was a side show that you won't see anywhere else. because everything is so scripted at these conventions. >> gretchen: we'll continue to debate this. let's do a couple headlines now. a true american hero killed trying to save a life. army veteran and purple heart recipient david nelson was visiting friends in detroit when a car drove up and began firing shots at a girl. he pushed her out of the way, but wound up being shot himself.
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>> i can't bring my baby back. he died doing a good thing, but that's not no consolation to me 'cause he's not coming back. >> gretchen: nelson was just 28 years old. he earned his purple heart after being hit by enemy fire in iraq. the accused shooter is now behind bars. >> brian: pregame prayers no longer allowed at harrelson county high school in georgia. the school board is stopping the prayer that's been happening for 15 years because of a atheist group cystagon constitutional and threatened to sue. >> chipping away all of our freedoms are slowly being chipped away. >> prayer has never hurt anyone. if you don't want to pray, don't bow your head. >> brian: people in town aren't giving up without a fight. a local shop made t-shirts like these and 3,000 people are expected to real estate in unity tonight at the team's first home game.
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all will be praying for their teams to win. >> steve: that's right. normally hummers get a bad rap. we're talking about humvees as gas guzzlers. they destroy mother earth and stuff like that. now one is being hailed, a humvee, as a hero for saving a group of teens. a man drove his vehicle into another car on purpose in order to stop the driver from hitting the teen-agers. they were crossing the street in edmonton, dan, and did not see the speeding car. both cars crashed within feet of them. fortunately, no one was hurt. the driver apparently was taking a cell phone call at the time. >> brian: wow. i wonder if it was arnold schwarzenegger. >> gretchen: meet bill clinton's newest opponent? reality kid star honey boo boo, one upped the former president. both were on wednesday night and turns out the nation is more interested, well, in both
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equally. they reportedly tied in viewers with 2.4 million. we asked what you thought about this and here are some of your responses. kim says, i watched both conventions and frankly i preferred to watch honey boo boo than clinton's speech. enough with the rhetoric. give me a plan. and irene says another indicator that the current state of economic affairs have people seeking something not depressing. there is more hope in honey boo boo and it is absolutely a change. >> steve: it is a very -- >> gretchen: i don't know about that. i don't know if there is more hope in that. but continue to let us know what you think. >> brian: we know the big story today looking back at last night's speeches is looking forward at the jobs number one hour away. less than an hour' away from the monthly jobs report which is sure to make a major impact on the presidential election. rich edson is up and we believe dressed. joining us live from washington. we look at what we can expect today. we know the president knows what the numberse find out?
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>> we're going to get at 8:30 sharp. i'll get a look at 8:00 o'clock when we look through the report and at 8:30, we'll hit it live on fox business and the fox news channel. we're getting some analyst expectations are improved from what they were. this after a private report came out yesterday showing private companies added a better than expected 201,000 jobs in the month of august. there was a government report showing that claims for unemployment benefits for the week were lower than expected. so there is some analysts expecting maybe a little more than they had thought previously. still the major expectation, you do a survey, you get about 125,000 jobs in the month of august. for the unemployment rate to hold steady at 8.3%. if we do get that number showing that type of job growth for the monday of august, basically or not even quite keeps up with population growth. certainly not enough to begin to really bring down that high unemployment rate to repair that damage from the recession from a few years ago.
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so it would be basically plotting along in the same kind of place we've been for the past six months or so. remember, once we got this jobs report number at 8:30, there are only two more until the election. so we could expect to hear plenty from the candidates after this morning's reports. back to you. >> steve: just an hour away. jobs likely to remain the top issue in this election. last night the president paid homage to capitalism. >> we're not entitled to success. we have to earn it. we honor the strivers, the dreamers, the rusk takers, entrepreneurs who have always been the driving force behind our free enterprise system. the greatest engine of growth and prosperity that the world has ever known. >> steve: but do business leaders really feel the president has their back? peter rigs the vice president of pita pit. he's been with us all week long. you have done a great job. >> happy to be back. >> steve: what do you think of what the president said last
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night? >> it's one of those things where as a small business owner, i feel the president is acting like a parent that has a lot of children and doesn't want to be accused of favoritism of any of them, so what he does is he says, you know, he touts the free enterprise system and says you need to work hard to be successful, but in a lot of ways, he also takes away some of the actual risk taking that he talks about by way of propping up other businesses that fail. that's one of the things that really drives the free enterprise system, that competitive nature between businesses. some businesses, whether we like it or not, they fail. >> gretchen: what about the idea of obamacare, too, and for small businesses, it's a tough decision moving forward, isn't it? will you provide healthcare for your employees or will you just pay the penalty? >> yeah. it does make it definitely hard. that's one of the things that is important to define here. there are ways in which government regulation can be helpful for small businesses. to protect us from dangerous outside forces.
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you see that a lot with the f.d.a., for example. they protect to keep our food safe. but when we cross that line for regulations to, say, instead of protecting you from outside dangerous forces, we're going to protect you from yourselves because we don't trust to you make the right decisions for yourself, you're taking that personal responsibility away from the consumer. >> brian: you like to incentivize people who say i want to open up five more franchise. you want people to say i want a franchise in san antonio. i want one in vermont. and to do that, you got to set the business climate and make it make financial sense. so what would you like to hear in order to better expand your business and make a pita pit franchise more profitable, for example? >> i'd like to seat government take more of kind of the fundamental role that they started with where it's protecting its people instead of saying we're going to try to do these things that may be good from a philosophical standpoint, but aren't necessarily something that you can really anticipate
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the full ramifications of the unintended consequences when you really try to get in there and adjust the way that businesses are running, not insure that they have a clear path for which to be the most successful they can be. >> steve: couple minutes ago, got an e-mail from somebody saying hey, i think pita pit looks great. how do i get information about a franchise? >> look us up on the international franchise association. we're part of the national restaurant association. all which have have come out saying that kind of the sing thing we're saying, some regulation is good, but don't trip us up. we're trying to do the best we can. >> gretchen: thanks for feeding us all week. >> our great pleasure. >> gretchen: a great back drop for us. >> brian: i just got a text from ted on camera 2. he wants a caesar salad. >> steve: straight ahead, brand-new video overnight, prince harry leaving las vegas behind. he's headed toward? that story coming up.
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>> steve: is the dnc spokeswoman debbie wasserman schultz really say israel's ambassador to the united states called republicans dangerous to israel? >> i didn't say he said that. unfortunately, that comment was reported by a conservative newspaper. not surprising that they would deliberately misquote me. >> steve: oh, a conservative newspaper. but what if that is true? then what's this? watch. >> we know and i've heard the ambassador say this, that what the republicans are doing is dangerous. they're undermining israel's security. >> steve: that's embarrassing. despite the obvious evidence, the dnc chairwoman refuses to take back what she said. instead, blaming the reporter who released the tape. the reporter is sitting next to us, he is phil klein, reporter
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for the washington examiner. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: okay. this is how it started out, on monday, she said what? >> she said what you just aired on the air, that the republicans, what they're doing is dangerous for israel as part of making a broader point about republican criticism of president obama. this happened at a training session for jewish democrats on how to convince fellow jews to try to vote for obama. >> steve: you were in attendance and you reported it correctly on tuesday morning. it came out in the examiner. then pretty shortly after that, the israelis responded. >> yeah. and keep in mind, i reported not just that main quote quote that you aired. >> but i quoted the full context, everything. i described the event and everything. and the israeli embassy denied that the ambassador ever said that. >> steve: what does is she say? you can't trust him 'cause he's from a conservative newspaper. unfortunately for her, you had audio tape. >> yeah. i always think precisely for
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this reason that i always record everything i go to. >> steve: so that's embarrassing for the chairwoman of the dnc. have you heard electric her since? >> no. i haven't at all. i contacted them after the israeli embassy and gave them an opportunity to respond and they never responded. the next thing i know, she's saying i deliberately misquoted her on national tv. >> steve: you know what? it looks like a flat out lie and you caught her in it. >> yeah. like i said, i just put the audio up there and i was pretty confident that it would vindicate me and, you know, independent fact checkers and everyone, even them who aren't always favorable towards the conservative press have sided with me. >> steve: have you seen anything like that before? >> well, if you cover politics long enough, you get to see a lot of stuff. it's always somehow surprising when it's quite so brazen, but, you know, it's not completely shocking that this could happen
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in politics. >> steve: she is regarded by some as kind of a serial truth stretcher. >> yeah. i think more and more we're beginning to see that this is a long pattern, especially as she's in the public spotlight more and people can call her out on things. >> steve: what do you hear behind the scenes? there have been stories that the obama people not happy with her and would like to get rid of her as soon as the convention is over, or as soon as the election is over. >> i heard the same stories that you are. i can't really speculate on that because i haven't done my own reporting. >> steve: given the trouble the dnc had this week, particularly in addition to this, which we talked about yesterday on the program, and then taking god and jerusalem out of the platform and then in a very back handed way, having that crazy vote, doesn't look good. >> i think they're very defensive over the israel issue and obama's record on that. and particularly the jewish vote, even though obama is still
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going to win overwhelmingly, at the training session i went to, they pointed outeat that in florida, if his share of the vote dropped to 65%, he would lose 83,000 votes there. we know from 2000 how close florida can be. >> steve: stand by because the general election starts in earnest today. all right. fill leadership klein, we thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. >> gretchen: straight ahead on? -- >> steve: straight ahead, the obama campaign rolled out bain employees to bash mitt romney. but is that the real story? we're going to talk about that. up next, jane edwards is here. she worked for mitt and said it's not true and she's a democrat. first, on this day in history in 1980, "upside down "by diana ross, numero uno in usa [ male announcer ] inside the v8 taste lab. tomato, obviously.
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>> mitt romney has been subjected to repeated attacks on his business record accused of everything from shipping jobs overseas to being just another big bad rich boss. listen. >> mitt's a good man. a good family man. and a loyal american. [ applause ] but -- and you knew there was a but -- he brought the wrong agenda to massachusetts and he is the wrong guy to be president of the united states. >> gretchen: our next guest a democrat who worked for mitt romney as governor, has a different experience. we go on the road now with jane edmonds, massachusetts democrat and former cabinet member under mitt romney's administration. good morning to you.
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>> good morning. >> gretchen: i know that you had a different experience from working with governor mitt romney in massachusetts. how did yours differ from the one we just heard? >> in the first place, i am so privileged to have the opportunity to work for mitt romney and in that capacity, i had a chance to be up close and personal with this guy for four years. and as far as i'm concerned, i like what i see. and i hope that the public out there sees what i see. i think he's caring, compassionate, he has character. he is definitely somebody who is competent, no question about that. hands down. he knows what he's doing. he has an ability to inspire people around him. he's inclusive. he's somebody who welcomes the diversity of our thoughts and opinions and he's in this business of running for president, i believe, because he wants to make a difference for the public. it's not a selfish desire on his part. it's something that he wants to
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do for america. that's why i support him. >> brian: i imagine if he was going to be selfish, he would have taken that job for $30 million after he lost to john mccain. in terms of working withthat soe was very comfortable doing, i understand. >> first of all, look at his own cabinet here in the state of massachusetts and you'll see that women were represented very significantly. in fact, by way of digression, ten or 20 top positions were filled with women. so senior positions. but there were also democrats in that cabinet. again, the whole idea about mitt romney is that he's inclusive. he wants to make sure that america is in a better condition than it is now. he wants to lead in a way that respects the opinions of the entire citizenry and to use the best ideas to drive america
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forward. >> gretchen: i think one of the most interesting things that you say is that it never mattered that you didn't agree with each other politically, that he still listened and that you believe that he will be more capable to be president of the united states. jane edmonds, who is teaching at northeastern university, thanks so much for your time this morning. >> thank you. my pleasure. >> brian: straight ahead, rough week for the democrats. they gave god the boot and head of the dnc gets busted in a in the out lie. so how does the party recover from that side show? we'll ask the former democratic senator, evan bayh. >> gretchen: then while you were sleeping, taylor swift was wide awake. the highlights from the mtv video music awards coming up next. ♪
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and real beef and egg. to help you put more play in your day. >> gretchen: good morning, everyone. today is friday, september 7, i'm gretchen carlson. live in charlotte, north carolina for the final day, tgif. thanks for sharing your time. forget about who gave the best speech. the key to winning the election about to be revealed. two huge pieces of economic data being released 30 minutes from now. we'll bring it here right away. >> steve: president obama making the push for four more years. >> independent experts say my plan would cut our deficit by $4 trillion. >> steve: but his speech leaving the fact checkers confused about the facts.
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>> brian: yes. and a warning from chuck norris. >> our country as we know it may be lost forever. >> brian: all right. what does he have to say about that? and being the real star of the "expendables," he will join us live because you are looking at the home of the 2012 election and it starts right now. >> gretchen: we're live in charlotte, north carolina. this is our final hour of "fox & friends" on the road. two weeks we've been from tampa to charlotte. here we are at the nascar hall of fame. they've been a great host. they decided to put cars behind us today. kenseth car. >> brian: yeah and another. >> steve: we finally found the
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keys to them. they almost look like match box cars there in the grounds because this place is so gigantic. if you're planning travels through charlotte, stop by the nascar hall of fame. it is terrific. >> brian: they could use your support. real quick, i think it's amazing, all the dnc, millions of dollars, 2, $3 million they're going to waste because they didn't use the stadium. they had to pay for it. they got to take it down. it all could be squelched when the jobs numbers come out at the bottom of the hour. we will find out if unemployment goes up from 8.3 or goes down. will they have the wind at their back or in their face. >> gretchen: there will be two separate numbers coming out. so stay tuned. 28 minutes from now. >> steve: one thing about that is when the numbers come out by, i don't know if it's law, the long-standing tradition, the campaign, the administration cannot come out for one hour and spin the numbers. so the stage will blanket belong -- belong to mitt romney and surrogates. you can count on that coming out
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in a half hour. >> gretchen: the big event here last night was the vice president giving his speech. then it was time for president obama to come to the stage. he spoke for about 40 minutes. some people are saying that the speech was a little more flat. he has high expectations for himself because people consider him to be a great orator. he also had to live up to michelle obama and bill clinton from the night before. maybe it was a little flatter than usual, but it was also funny at times. here is the president. >> they want your vote, but they don't want you to know their plan. and that's because all they have to offer is the same prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years. have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit too high. try another. feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations and call us in the morning.
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[ laughter ] >> brian: he introduced his family. he goes, listen, i love you, but you got to go to school tomorrow. i don't know if that's true. >> steve: they're going to fly back. meanwhile, the reviews are starting to come in and it's interesting, the guy who stood at the podium four years ago is not who showed up last night. he's been through a lot and his whole tone has changed. some of the reviews this morning from a progressive blogger called last night's event dull and pedestrian when it came to the president. peggy noonan said stale and empty. he's out of juice. and charles krauthammer had this to say last night on our air. >> i was stunned. this is a man who gave one of the great speeches of our time in 2004 and he gave one of the emptiest speeches i have ever heard on a national stage. there was nothing in it, at
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least romney had a five-point plan and he pulls numbers out of a hat. he doesn't say how we get from a to b, it's a vision. i have a vision of america where there is no disease and everybody has a private airplane. but unless i tell you how we get there, i've said nothing. >> gretchen: it's interesting. that's what charles krauthammer said. a lot of other columnists were talking about the idea of playing it safe. one used the football analogy, that sometimes teams when they're ahead slightly, they play it safe 'til the end of the fourth quarter. in many cases what happens is the other team scores on a hail mary examine it's all over for the other team. >> brian: i'll give you one apropo for north carolina, dean smith used to play and that's what they're doing -- i thought the president did not bring up climate change, talk, stimulus. he never said obamacare. he had that one illustration of a girl that was able to get health care when he -- before obamacare wouldn't be able to, in his mind, and she gave a
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speech earlier in the day. those things were out and he did bring up the military because mitt romney i think in a mistake, did not mention it at all. >> steve: right. the sweeping agenda of 2008 was not there last night. and apparently the strategy is, is if the obama team can convince enough people simply that things have not gone well in the last four years but he's not responsible, they think he can win. but the problem is this morning, unlike in the past, some members of the main stream media are actually doing some fact check examining saying, hey, mr. president, some of that stuff last night was wrong. here is one example. here is the president, then we'll tell you why he is stretching the truth. >> i will use the money we're no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put more people back to work. rebuilding roads and bridges and schools and runways. >> gretchen: the problem is that that is a -- that money was borrowed initially for the wars and technically, you can't just
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take from one pot over here and give to teachers and roads, et cetera. >> steve: also stop borrowing as much and stop spending as much. >> brian: the budget he put forward for three years have not been passed and not got a single vote. he talked about if everyone passed my plan, i have a plan to cut $4 trillion over the next ten years. listen. >> independent experts say that my plan would cut our deficit by $4 trillion. (buzz). >> brian: there is only one group that we could find that says that his plan would amount to a $4 trillion tax cut. it's not independent. it's a liberal firm that looked at that and said, we could not find another. in fact, i believe a group looked at this, and it was probably half that he would have saved if he implemented these things. >> steve: meanwhile, right now on the cover of drudge, it says ex governor in podium meltdown. it reminds a lot of people of
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this political gem. remember howard? >> we're going to california and texas and new york and we're going to south dakota and oregon and washington and michigan! and then we're going to washington, d.c. to take back the white house! ahhh! >> steve: okay. >> gretchen: what's fascinating about him doing that, brian, you mentioned this, that at the time, they didn't realize that that was going to have the impact that it did. as far as basically taking him out of the race. last night jennifer granholm, former governor of michigan h a similar moment, or did she? let us know what you think. >> america, we need to rev up our engines in your car and on your ballots! the d is for drive forward. the r is for reverse in this election, we are driving forward, not back! let's relie detector the great president, barak obama!
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[ cheers and applause ] >> brian: she kind of let go of the acrow number. she said texas 20,000 jobs. minnesota, 40,000 jobs. that's how many jobs she claims. she came out juiced up and the crowd loved her and in the stadium, i thought that this was going to be a positive. but then as i watch it and watch it now, it looks over the top. >> steve: sure. brian and i were in one of the fox sky boxes last night when she was doing it and she really played to the crowd. the crowd just absolutely ate it up. i mentioned earlier she had another line about how in romney land, the cars get elevators and people get the shaft, that really got the crowd going. but keep in mind as well, i do believe her current job is at current television. that is a far left cable outfit. so last night's performance not surprising considering where she's coming from these days.
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>> gretchen: let us know what you think because obviously you watched it on the television screen if you saw it. that's the way i watched it and that was the first reaction that i had watching it on the small little screen as opposed to being in the hall. let us know what you think. let's do a couple headlines because we have new video in right now. this is prince harry, he's leaving vegas behind. now he's heading back to the front lines in afghanistan. he has his uniform on. that's a change. the captain wales a apache helicopter pilot. his first tour of duty, 4 1/2 years ago. could this be the storm known as hurricane isaac could be making a comeback to the gulf coast in a very rare event? part of the storm has boomeranged back towards the gulf. you can see it in this satellite image. forecasters say it has the potential to become a brand-new tropical storm and therefore, it will get a brand-new name. the next name is nadine.
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the video music awards got off to an exciting start last night. ♪ ♪ >> gretchen: rihanna kicking things off with a performance of "we found love" which later won the show's top honor video of the year. but in the end, british boy band, one direction, went home with the most trophies. ♪ get out, get out, get out of my head ♪ ♪ fall in my arms instead ♪ . >> gretchen: the band created by simon cowell won best pop video, best new artist and most share worthy and making a special appearance, the american gymnastics team. not only did they introduce alicia key, but gabby douglas slipped on stage. those are your headlines. >> brian: what does that mean?
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i found love in a hopeless place? >> steve: rihanna, call us. >> brian: would you? because -- >> gretchen: because you always found love in a very optimistic way. >> brian: that's what i think. >> steve: there was one other gabby on stage -- gabby giffords last night, in the 8:00 o'clock hour came out examine did the pledge of allegiance. and there were many who did not have a dry eye. it was very powerful, i'm sure you saw it on television. >> gretchen: coming up, do you want to keep your first amendment rights? you need the right college? coming up, the school just named the best free speech universities in the country. >> brian: a rough week for the democrats in many ways. they gave god the boot and the head of the dnc got busted for ally. we just went over that. how does the party recover with these side shows out there? we'll ask senator evan bayh. he'll answer and then we'll have another question. he'll answer and then we'll have another question. >> steve: he's dropping by.
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>> steve: we are now less than 15 minutes away from two numbers that could make or break the president's reelection chances. at 8:30 this morning, the labor department will release what august unemployment rate was. it was 8.3% in july. it's been over 8% for the last 42 months. we will also learn how many jobs
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were created last month. joining us now here on the set is former senator of indiana, evan bayh. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: some of the preview, they're estimating probably 130,000 jobs created in the last month after 180,000 the month before. probably going to keep unemployment above 8% another month. >> it's a continuation of what we've seen. not enough to bring the rate down. no president has ever been reelected with unemployment this high. so it's going to continue to be a close race. >> steve: so less than 12 hours after president obama gave his best pitch for another four years, mitt romney is going to be able to hit him with this number, whatever it is. president-elect obama isn't going to be very good. >> the republican high school a good convention. mitt got one or two point bounce from that. my guess is the democrats got that back over the last few days. i think the thing to look at are
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the debates. most of the independent voters weren't appealed to by the rallying of the base. they want to see these two stand side by side, no spin, no filter, let's see what they've got. >> steve: what did you think of the president's performance last night? >> i thought it was good. but people expect him to do very well. >> steve: just good, not great? >> you know, the bar were set pretty high by bill clinton. the main thing to remember is when you're a first-time candidate like he was four years ago, there is a blank canvas. people are willing to pay a lot more attention to a speech. when you've been the incumbent, it's more what have you done? there is not as much room for a speech to really deliver a big bounce for an incumbent as a new candidate. >> steve: let's talk about some things that happened this week while we were here. one thing is governor o'malley had to walk back a comment. he was asked, are you better off today than you were four years ago? and he said, no, and then he changed his mind. we got the sound bites. listen to these. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> no, but that's not the
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question of this election. >> we are clearly better off as a country because we're now creating jobs rather than losing them. >> steve: see, that's a problem. that's a messaging problem. >> well, you know, all politicians say things they wish they could take back. >> steve: do over. >> and we had some issues with the platform that were corrected. look, i think what people will focus on, steve, after all the rhetoric and speeches, what are you going to do going forward? really matter in my life, particularly on the economy and jobs. that's what people will look at for the next 60 days. >> steve: you mentioned the platform problem. how does something like that get messed up that badly? >> i don't know. that's kind of -- the weather happens, sometimes people say things they regret. i assume they worked on this platform for a long time. i'm just glad it was corrected, that god was put back in and jerusalem was clearly put down as the capital of israel. >> steve: that's right. now the general election starts officially today. now that we've got both conventions under our belts. senator, thank you very much for joining us live.
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>> be well. >> steve: all right. 18 minutes after the top of the hour. straight ahead, democrats spent the week attacking mitt romney's business background. but up next, our guest said they've got their story all wrong. he should know. he's the founder of staples which mitt romney helped create. and the ketchup police have arrived. one packet per kid for their own good. isn't that mom and dad's job hi, i'm phil mickelson.
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>> brian: attack mitt romney's business background.
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>> programmers, salespeople and firefighters, people who bust their tails every day and not one of them, not one stashes their money in the cayman islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. >> brian: while mitt romney helped make this company a huge success, tom is the founder and former ceo of staples, a company that now employs 90,000 people and he also spoke at the rnc. tom, you heard the way mitt romney was described as a business person here in charlotte. who is the guy you know? >> mitt romney is a terrific human being. before we go there, you got to admit, president obama is a great speech maker. he's certainly got a future as a motivational speaker or tv minister and he'll need a new job because mitt romney is going to be our next president. the mitt i know is very different than the mitt elizabeth warren would portray.
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mitt is a compassionate person. you heard at the republican convention the kind of work he did in his free time with his own money to try to help others. this is a tremendously compassionate human being. when he was involved with staples, it was not about the numbers. it was all about the people. hiring the right people, motivating them, and getting them to do the right things. just as he did at the olympics, just as he did as governor of massachusetts. >> brian: they talk about him being an outsourcer of jobs. staples is an american company. those are american jobs. >> first of all, that's entirely true, the vast majority of staples, almost 90,000 associates, work in north america. when you have a woman like elizabeth warren, here is a fake cherokee taking on mitt romney. and the fact of the matter is, you ought to read the boston
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herald to learn these things, she claims she took on this job in washington to protect the little guy and the first and the foreclosed homes. the boston herald reported that her family owns 20 homes, they bought at foreclosure where people were displaced. that's the kind of two facedness you see down there in charlotte and these people lie without any remorse whatsoever. >> brian: it sounds like you're pumped up and a little insulted by the way he was portrayed. i want you to stick around because we want your reaction to the unemployment figures. they're going to be released in two minutes and they could impact this race like no other numbers. then actor chuck norris has a message for america. he will deliver it live right here on "fox & friends" looking like that. it'sacked with 21 vitamins and minerals and protein so kids get the nutrition they need to start the day right. carnation breakfast essentials. good nutrition from the start.
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>> steve: fox news alert. we're about to get breaking news that could reshape the entire presidential race. and the dialogue so far. >> gretchen: the brand-new monthly jobless numbers about to be released.
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in just about 20 seconds, we'll hand over our coverage to stuart varney at the "fox business" network and rich edson, there will be two sets of numbers here. the unemployment rate and also the number of jobs that have been created. those will going to be integral to the election. >> steve: look for the number to remain above 8% and create about 130,000 jobs. here is fox business. >> good morning, everyone. i'm stuart varney from the "fox business" network with this special report. one minute from now, we will be getting the politically, most important report of this election year. it's the jobs report for august. we're going to find out if the unemployment rate has moved from the 8.3% reported for july and just how many people found a job last month. it's a snapshot of the economy's performance just 60 days from the election. the president already knows these numbers. he knew before he made his big speech last night. of course, a lot of people have been scanning that speech for a hint of what to expect today. we don't have to speculate any
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longer. in precisely 20 seconds, we're going to go to the labor department to find out exactly what the unemployment rate was for august and how many new jobs were created. these are official numbers. so let's go now to rich edson with just a moment of seconds to go before he's allowed to announce the rate and the number of new jobs. what do you have? >> 96,000 jobs added. the unmoment rate falls to 8.1%. stewart, there were revisions over the past couple of months showing 41,000 fewer jobs were created than first reported. so 96,000, the unemployment rate falls to 8.1%. the problem there being that the work force shrank. >> that's the important point. how do you get the unemployment rate down? you create a lot of new jobs or do you take a lot of people out of the work force? seems like it was the latter. do we know how many people came out of the work force? >> labor force falls by 368,000,
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stewart. the participation rate falls by .2 percentage points to 63 1/2 percent. >> if i'm not mistaken, that labor participation rate is the lowest in a generation. that means a smaller proportion of people, of working age are actually working, correct? >> right. the unemployment population ratio falls also by .1% to 58.3%. >> i don't want to get too carried away with technicalities, but there is something called the real unemployment rate and technically that's called u 6. what's that rate? >> you know, oddly sometimes these numbers don't exactly jive with one another. we saw an actual drop in the real unemployment rate when you incorporate all the folks who stop looking for work 'cause they don't think they can find a job, that falls to 14.7% last month it was 15%. >> steve: rich edson with the official numbers right there at 8:30. thank you very much. let me summarize here. we've got i'm going to say two surprises. surprise number one, the
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unemployment rate dropped to 8.1%. that's because 368,000 people dropped out of the work force. surprise number two, the number of new jobs created was way down, only 96,000. charles payne, my colleague at fox business, joins me now. is that what stands out to you, charles, 96,000? that's it? >> absolutely. i think even more than that, is the amount of people that are dropping out of this work force. the participation rate is amazing because we can always talk about 8.1. i think politicians will. but the grand scheme of things, if we had the same sort of participation rate is when the president was maturitied, we'd . when people give up, when people give up on the american dream, when they give up on look for a job, the consequences go beyond just them giving up. we're really, i don't know -- it matches the somber tone of last night's speech, i got to tell you. >> now, going into these numbers, this was the weakest
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recovery from any recession since world war ii. any reason to change that position now? >> absolutely not. you know, rich edson mentioned unemployment population ratio, which is jargonish, but all it says is that for people able to work o'clock the am of population working age people 5 and up, 58% of them have a job. >> america is not working? >> america is not working. >> do you have any information on what kind of new jobs are being created? 96,000. are they well paid jobs? >> i didn't get a chance to comb through the number yet. but going back to yesterday's adp number, overwhelmingly, they were service jobs. service can be wall street. but for the most part, we know it object sort of mcdonald's and things like that. and 185,000 of their 01 was those kind of jobs. manufacturing is only 3,000. we'll get all the numbers for you, but this is a huge, huge disappointment. really after yesterday when we thought maybe we'd get 200,000.
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>> the disappointment, only 96,000 new jobs created. but the unemployment rate drops because people dropped out of the work force. that's it for this fox business special report continuing live coverage throughout the day on fox business and on the fox news channel, of course. join me at 9:20 for varney and company on the "fox business" network. now back to our regular programming. >> brian: that means back to charlotte, north carolina. i miss stewart. >> steve: you'll see him monday. >> brian: the founder and former ceo of staples, a company that hired about 90,000 people, nearly 90,000 people and knows all different levels of employment. that's not great news for the country, is it? >> it's a further manifestation of the failed obama economic policies. he can give great speeches about the future and say give him four more years. at the rate he's going, he'd need more than 40 years to get america back to work. we've got 23 million americans
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who are unemployed or underemployed. we've got trillion dollars deficits. we've had $800 billion stimuli, and the fact of the matter is, these policies just don't work. we need to get america back to work by simplifying our tax code, getting rid of the regulations that are stifling economic growth, and then unleash the entrepreneurial power that rests in america. >> gretchen: here is the problem, i think in the way in which this can be spun now, and that is since the unemployment rate dropped from 8.3% to 8.1%, that will be the headline, at least for the president as he goes out on the stump for the next 60 days, right? he's going to be able to say the unemployment rate dropped. he's not going to say as a caveat, 368,000 people dropped out of the work force and that's why. >> you know, the average unemployment rate for the bush years and the clinton years was
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about 5.2%. no president has ever been reelected with an unemployment rate over 8% or over 7%. so i think they can spin all they want and they're masters of spin. the problem is, they can't run government. they can give speeches, but they can't successfully run a government. they've got nobody from the private sector in their government who knows how to stimulate economic growth. it's about time for a change and i think the american people are figuring that out. >> brian: what i'm wondering is from your level, at the highest level, a guy that took a chance on staple products, office products and you became this nationwide supporter, is it possible to launch a staples today in this climate? would this be too much for a staples for you to launch a staples right now? >> well, the problems you have today are so much more difficult than when we started staples. the fact of the matter is that the access to capital is much more difficult today. bank loans are hard to come by.
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in large part because the crazy regulations that president obama and his friends have put on the banking industry. and the regulators and what they're doing to the banking industry. the regulations, whether it's star baines oxley, dodd frank, osha, so on and so forth, make it much more difficult. it's not to say you couldn't do it. you could never grow it as fast or as successfully under this regime. >> steve: before you go, we have got the number up right now. the labor participation rate now in this country is the lowest in a generation. look at that number. 368,000 people simply dropped out of the work force. it hasn't been -- >> they just gave up. >> steve: it hasn't -- they just gave up because they can't find jobs because, tom, the american dream is not out there anymore for a lot of people. >> you know, i was able to live the american dream as a son of immigrants from newark, new
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jersey, and guys like mitt romney gave me a chance to fund my business and help me grow my business. and i'm forever grateful to him and the kind of compassion he showed when we started our business. and i think we need that kind of broad thinking successful person in the white house who knows how to get the economy going again. i'm 100% convinced that when mitt romney gets elected this november, our economy is going to turn upwards and i fully believe that his prediction of 12 million jobs is real. >> gretchen: all right. tom who used to be the ceo of staples, thanks for stick around to give us your perspective after those job numbers came out. >> thank you so much. >> brian: now let's turn to the headlines and what's happening around the world. could a bad breakup be to blame for an emergency landing? it happened at the philadelphia airport. a u.s. airways flight headed for dallas was turned around midair
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after cops got a tip claiming a man on board may be carrying explosives. the tip turned out to be false. police arrested that man and his girlfriend. it's believed she may have made the call to get revenge for their breakup. can you imagine being on that flight? >> gretchen: if you want to keep your first amendment rights, apply for college in the south. according to a new list of top colleges for free speech, james madison university, the college of william and mary, and the university of mississippi were among the best. the worst? yale and harvard. >> steve: meanwhile, major food fight playing out in minnesota. students at rockford high school claim their school is rationing everything, from cookies to milk, even ketchup packets. sorry, kid. one per day. >> show up the first day of school and things will change. tell a high school student they can only have one ounce of dressing, it's a challenge. >> not just an open bucket of ketchup anymore.
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you have a packet. and you have to account for that in a nutritional calorie count. >> steve: yeah, okay. the school board and school blaming washington and the new federal requirements for student meals. sorry, kids. >> brian: terrifying scene on the highway when a driver passed out hyped the wheel of -- with his three-year-old daughter in the back. a deputy risked his own life to run over the still moving car. he reached through the window, pulled the -- oh, my god. pulled the emergency brake. >> my main thought was i need to get the car stopped. i've got daughters myself. there is a little girl in the back seat. a lot of traffic. i didn't want to the situation to get worse. >> brian: at one point the car even ran off the road and hit a guardrail. the little girl said to be okay at this hour. cops say her dad passed out again in the ambulance. no word on why yet. >> gretchen: wow. thank goodness for the cop. coming up, routine cancer
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screenings making your risk for cancer even worse? we'll tell you about that story. >> steve: then actor and tough guy chuck norris has a warning for america. he joins us live with his message. good morning to you, mr. norris. you're next on "fox & friends." >> brian: feel free to use the couch. we're not. ♪ [ mother ] you can't leave the table till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8...
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>> steve: quick headlines for you on this friday. a new study has found that women who have mammograms in their 20s have a higher risk for developing breast cancer later in life. the high radiation apparently is to blame. baskin robins just rolled out a brand-new dessert, ice cream nachos. that sounds fantastic. that's right. the waffle chip dippers are basically a bowl of waffle and brownie chips served alongside your favorite ice cream. we're going to get some as soon as the program has concluded. that looks delicious. >> they look at history, our great country and freedom are under attack. we're at a tipping point and quite possibly our country as we know it may be lost forever if we don't change the course our country is headed. >> steve: that's actor chuck norris reminding americans what's at stake this november
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and urging evangelicals to make it to the polls by election day. >> brian: so was president obama's dnc speech enough to sway voters for four more years? did it sway the next guest we have? >> gretchen: thank you. joining us now is actor and so much more, chuck norris. good morning to you, chuck. how is our studio look? >> good morning, gretchen. yeah. great. >> gretchen: you're up in new york and we're down here. >> i know. i come all the way to new york and you move to north carolina. >> gretchen: i know. stick around 'til monday examine you can join us on the curvy couch. tell us what you've been working on with this new ad you're putting out. >> something my wife and i decided to do. we were sitting around talking about our country and we decided that we just wanted to put something out there to explain how we feel about the direction our country is going. >> brian: we know how active you are with governor huckabee lasanum. the fact that you're not by mitt
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romney's side, does that mean you don't support him examine you don't think he can save the country? >> no, that's not it at all because i really support mitt romney. huckabee. but four months on the trail with mike huckabee pretty much did it for me. but i am supporting mitt romney because we do need an experienced man in the white house to lead us in the proper direction that we need to go. >> steve: and you have a dire warning that u.s. citizens face 1,000 years of darkness if president obama is reelected? that seems harsh. >> well, let's say last night he gave no constant to his speech. he said that his going to bring in a million jobs the next four years. well, we have 23 million unemployed people right now. and i just feel that he's making the same promises he did four years ago, which he did not keep. >> gretchen: so a lot of people said that the speech was flat and it lacked substance.
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i guess you would be in that category? >> say again, gretchen. >> gretchen: a lot -- we're on the martin luther king, junior, boulevard, it's like a freeway. >> steve: if you would toughen up and do a show in traffic like us, then you wouldn't be complaining. >> gretchen: chuck, here is what i said. >> okay. >> gretchen: i said that many of the pundits said that obama's speech was flat. you would also be in that category? >> yeah. i have to say so, that i thought there was no content to his speech, you know. he just said that he's going to have a million jobs the next four years and we have 23 million people unemployed right now. and he made those promises four years ago that he would eliminate lobbyists in the white house and all the promises he made, he never fulfilled those promises four years ago. so what makes us believe he's going to fulfill them this time? >> steve: yeah.
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there is a new chuck norris approved film called "last ounce of courage." i saw a commercial for it. it's coming out real shortly, isn't it? >> yes. it's this weekend. and that's the reason i'm here in new york, because it's a movie i saw at a screening recently and it just -- it moved me so much that i decided it was a movie that i had to support. >> steve: it's a movie we have to see a clip from. so here it is. "last ounce of courage." >> we're taking our freedoms for granted. couple years ago my son mentioned the word god in his valedictorian speech, today we would be sued by some lone humanist. >> we don't miss the good old days. >> i'm not talking about the good old days, ernie. we're not losing some endangered species of fish. our free toms are being taken away from us one by one. >> steve: what does it mean, it's chuck approved? >> well, the thing is that
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misfuel approval is things that are passionate to me that i feel that deserves my seal of approval, i will put on. and this movie is pretty much what my psa is all about, is our freedom is being lost little by little in our country. we've got to get our freedom back. >> brian: one word answer, stallone, john claude van damme, arnold schwarzenegger, and you in a fight, who emerges? >> it's all about chuck norris. >> steve: who else? thank you very much for joining us live. >> great talking to you guys. >> steve: see you next time. >> brian: he is the star of the "expendables." >> gretchen: you've been talk being that movie for a long time. >> brian: i have an empty left. >> gretchen: we've been talking about a lot of things this past
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week. but it wasn't all about politics. coming up next a look back at our week in charlotte. >> steve: first, let's check in with gregg jarrett for a preview of what happens on the channel ten minutes. >> having too much fun on those segueways. coming up, karl rove is here with some pretty harsh assessments about what was in the president's speech and what was not. also did you happen to hear the president rip in to supply side economics? well, the father of supply side economics will be joining us. economist art laugh was the president wrong when he claimed it just doesn't work? all of that and the new job numbers top of the hour [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. tomato basil, potato with bacon...
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>> gretchen: hello, everyone. we're live in charlotte, north carolina, home of the democratic national convention. >> steve: i secured passage throughout the nascar grounds via this device. remember we heard years ago that this was going to change everything? >> brian: so you want me to tour around on this? let me see if i can do this. put my foot in the middle. there we go. ♪ . >> brian: that's a quick tour of nascar. we have a segueway. i believe this was supposed to stop. there you go. i need a handler. ♪ ♪ >> gretchen: he's about to break out into song, i think.
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>> it's great that karl rove did that back hand spring with the cheerleaders. who knew! ♪ . >> steve: it's a bird! it's a plane! it's brian kilmeade! ♪ . >> brian: i'm looking for fox news. ♪ >> kilmeade? >> brian: coy man. >> you going to race me? where did you get that suit? >> i am official. this was left in the locker room. i guess he's off today. >> bad girl car. >> steve: who is the winner? >> ding, ding, ding!
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>> brian: she beat me. >> if it was up to the two of us, we could get it done. >> gretchen: what's going on in congress then? >> it's a mess. >> there used to be a movie "dumb, dumber, dumbest." the person responsible for that idea should have been up on the platform with everybody but water balloons to throw at him. >> brian: chairman paul ryan joins us, he sacrificed his workout this morning, so tony horton has to sit there cued up in your dvd player just for us. we are honored. >> he's going to send me an evil e-mail because of this. >> steve: sounds like you just did a commercial for fox news channel. >> brian: what would bring you down here? are you getting into politics? >> i love eastern politics. >> it's an exact replica of the president's air force one. it's got the top secret documents. i'm talking on the orange phone right now. >> gretchen: there was many nos, which is disturbing, as there were yeses.
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>> brian: this was a debauchle. no way around it. >> when the clean-up guys settle s down. >> gretchen: they finally let me out of the segueway. watch out. i'm stuck! >> steve: back on your heels. look, you're on tv. wow. >> gretchen: it was a lot of fun, but now we're ready to pack our bags and head on home. back in two minutes. >> brian: don't go away love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you.
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